Take a look at this contest of repackaged book covers highlighted on Book Ninja, of which the cover of Blood Meridian is one.
As much as I love Cormac McCarthy–and his overwrought prose–he deserves a good send up.
McCarthy almost lends himself to looking as cheap as the satirical cover in an interview with Oprah (clip enclosed below). For such a dignified, wise, and introverted man, I can’t believe he gave one of his few interviews to Oprah. McCarthy is fine in the interview, but Oprah’s sighs and planted questions and sentimental fade-aways cheapen a master like this.
Gosh, no wonder McCarthy prefers not to give interviews.